Thousands on Medicaid in Oregon may be ineligible

Secretary of State uncovered discrepancy

The Oregon Health Authority could be spending as much as $37 million per month on Medicaid for people who aren’t eligible for the health care program for low-income adults and kids.

A searing “Auditor Alert” issued Wednesday from Oregon’s Secretary of State says as of May 1 more than 80,000 people — about 8 percent of the state’s Medicaid population — had not undergone annual eligibility determinations that are required under federal law.

Source: Thousands on Medicaid in Oregon may be ineligible; Secretary of State uncovered discrepancy